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The Resource Uncivil disobedience : studies in violence and democratic politics, Jennet Kirkpatrick, (electronic book)

Uncivil disobedience : studies in violence and democratic politics, Jennet Kirkpatrick, (electronic book)

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Uncivil disobedience : studies in violence and democratic politics
Title
Uncivil disobedience
Title remainder
studies in violence and democratic politics
Statement of responsibility
Jennet Kirkpatrick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Uncivil Disobedience examines the roles violence and terrorism have played in the exercise of democratic ideals in America. Jennet Kirkpatrick explores how crowds, rallying behind the principle of popular sovereignty and desiring to make law conform to justice, can disdain law and engage in violence. She exposes the hazards of democracy that arise when citizens seek to control government directly, and demonstrates the importance of laws and institutions as limitations on the will of the people." "Kirkpatrick looks at some of the most explosive instances of uncivil disobedience in American history: the contemporary militia movement, Southern lynch mobs, frontier vigilantism, and militant abolitionism. She argues that the groups behind these violent episodes are often motivated by admirable democratic ideas of popular power and autonomy. Kirkpatrick shows how, in this respect, they are not so unlike the much-admired adherents of nonviolent civil disobedience, yet she reveals how those who engage in violent disobedience use these admirable democratic principles as a justification for terrorism and killing. She uses a "bottom-up" analysis of events to explain how this transformation takes place, paying close attention to what members of these groups do and how they think about the relationship between citizens and the law." "Uncivil Disobedience calls for a new vision of liberal democracy where the rule of the people and the rule of law are recognized as fundamental ideals, and where neither is triumphant or transcendent."--BOOK JACKET
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CaPaEBR
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1970-
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Kirkpatrick, Jennet
Dewey number
303.6/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.V5
LC item number
K53 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Political violence
  • Militia movements
  • Vigilance committees
  • Lynching
  • Antislavery movements
Label
Uncivil disobedience : studies in violence and democratic politics, Jennet Kirkpatrick, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-131) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Violence, American style -- Frontier vigilance committees -- Southern lynch mobs -- Militant abolitionists -- A nation of people or laws
Control code
ebr10442069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 139 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780691138770
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Uncivil disobedience : studies in violence and democratic politics, Jennet Kirkpatrick, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-131) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Violence, American style -- Frontier vigilance committees -- Southern lynch mobs -- Militant abolitionists -- A nation of people or laws
Control code
ebr10442069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 139 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780691138770
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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